john Szabo

john Szabo
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Master Sommelier John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004. He’s seen the hospitality business from all sides including cooking and washing dishes, serving and sommellerie, importing, teaching, writing, speaking, consulting and judging wine internationally. He was listed as “Canada’s best-known sommelier” in Meininger’s Wine Business International. John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, Canada’s largest wine publication, and contributes occasionally for US-based Wine & Spirits Magazine as well as numerous trade and consumer publications and newspapers. Listen for John’s top LCBO picks regularly on 680 News Radio across Ontario. His books include Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies (Wiley, December 2012), and Sommelier Management (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Revised Edition 2013). But volcanoes are John’s current fatal attraction; his multi award-winning book, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power, was released to critical acclaim in October 2016.

John teaches regularly for the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and he consults on restaurant beverage programs, from small neighborhood operations to national chains. He counts Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto and the National Arts Centre among many past clients. And to get closer to the land, he is a partner in the small J&J Eger vineyard in Hungary.

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Klippenkop Pinotage 2018, Wo Robertson Bottle Klippenkop Pinotage 2018, Wo Robertson
Robertson, South Africa
12428
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Barbanera Special Selection Da Uve Leggermente Appassite 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso Bottle Barbanera Special Selection Da Uve Leggermente Appassite 2017, Igt Toscana Rosso
Tuscany, Italy
10963
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine De Sérame Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc Bottle Domaine De Sérame Viognier 2017, Igp Pays D'oc
Languedoc, France
10631
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
Le Bignele Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Le Bignele Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg
Veneto, Italy
11860
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$48.95 None
(0)V
Chateau Changyu Moser Xv Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Helan Mountain Range, Ningxia Bottle Chateau Changyu Moser Xv Helan Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Helan Mountain Range, Ningxia
China, World
12462
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$22.95 High
(714)V
Lone Birch Syrah 2016, Yakima Valley Bottle Lone Birch Syrah 2016, Yakima Valley
Washington, Usa
420695
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$20.95 High
(1000+)V
Quarisa Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia Bottle Quarisa Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Coonawarra, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
12844
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore 2017, Doc Bottle Tedeschi Valpolicella Superiore 2017, Doc
Veneto, Italy
12726
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$17.95 High
(1000+)V
Masso Antico Da Uve Leggermente Appassite Primitivo Salento 2017, Igt Bottle Masso Antico Da Uve Leggermente Appassite Primitivo Salento 2017, Igt
Puglia, Italy
12092
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Prova Cega 2017, Doc Douro Bottle Prova Cega 2017, Doc Douro
Douro, Portugal
446054
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
Oak Bay Gewurztraminer 2015, Okanagan Valley Bottle Oak Bay Gewurztraminer 2015, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11814
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$17.95 High
(910)V
Famille Sichel Les Hauts De Bel Air Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Ac Bordeaux Bottle Famille Sichel Les Hauts De Bel Air Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
12098
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Juan Gil Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell 2017, Dop Jumilla Bottle Juan Gil Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell 2017, Dop Jumilla
Jumilla, Spain
10689
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 None
(0)V
Cuatro Rayas 4r Verdejo 2018, Do Rueda Bottle Cuatro Rayas 4r Verdejo 2018, Do Rueda
Rueda, Spain
10969
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$13.95 High
(1000+)V
See Ya Later Ranch Major's Block 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle See Ya Later Ranch Major's Block 2016, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
11815
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Black Forest T/312 Pinot Noir 2015, Qualitätswein Bottle Black Forest T/312 Pinot Noir 2015, Qualitätswein
Baden, Germany
11630
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$19.95 High
(349)V
La Mascota Extra Brut Rosé Sparkling, Traditional Method, Argentina Bottle La Mascota Extra Brut Rosé Sparkling, Traditional Method, Argentina
Mendoza, Argentina
11806
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Nomad Wanderlust 2016, VQA Niagara Lakeshore Bottle Nomad Wanderlust 2016, VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
451328
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$19.95 High
(495)V
Alvides Tinto Roble Tempranillo 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero Bottle Alvides Tinto Roble Tempranillo 2016, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
10699
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Castel Firmian Pinot Grigio 2018, Doc Trentino Bottle Castel Firmian Pinot Grigio 2018, Doc Trentino
Trentino, Italy
10954
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2018, Ac Bottle Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Touraine 2018, Ac
Loire, France
745349
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Château Les Tourelles 2015, Ac Bordeaux Bottle Château Les Tourelles 2015, Ac Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
426247
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$15.95 High
(1000+)V
Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017, Igp Campania Bottle Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017, Igp Campania
Campania, Italy
473132
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
M.A.N. Padstal Chardonnay 2018, Wo Coastal Region Bottle M.A.N. Padstal Chardonnay 2018, Wo Coastal Region
Coastal Region, South Africa
12423
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Plaimont Colombelle Merlot/Tannat 2018, Pgi Côtes De Gascogne Bottle Plaimont Colombelle Merlot/Tannat 2018, Pgi Côtes De Gascogne
Southwest, France
13004
Review added: January 22, 2020
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$12.95 High
(1000+)V
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